# pval: P Value for a Monte Carlo Test of Polygon Overlapping In overlapptest: Test Overlapping of Polygons Against Random Rotation

 pval R Documentation

## P Value for a Monte Carlo Test of Polygon Overlapping

### Description

Computes the p-value and sign of deviation for the hypothesis that the first value in a vector is larger or smaller (i.e., a two-sided test) than the expected value represented by all the other values in the vector, or alternatively, computes a one-sided test.

### Usage

``````pval(x, alternative=c("two.sided", "less", "greater"))
``````

### Arguments

 `x` A vector, usually with some observed statistic in the first position (the observed overlapp) followed by a sequence of the same statistic computed for several realizations of a null model against which we test our hypothesis (i.e., a sequence of simulated, i.e., rotated, overlapps). `alternative` a character string specifying the alternative hypothesis, must be one of "two.sided" (default), "greater" or "less". You can specify just the initial letter.

### Value

Vector of length one whose absolute value represents the p-value and whose sign indicates wether the first value in `x` is larger (positive) or smaller (negative) than the expected value.

### Author(s)

Marcelino de la Cruz

### Examples

``````pval(c(0,1:99))
pval(c(100,1:99))
pval(c(100,1:199))
pval(c(200,1:199))
pval(c(0,1:199))
``````

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